As a result of the Baton Rouge gauge reading 16 feet and below, the COTP New Orleans has issued a Safety Advisory from Mile Marker (MM) 225 to MM 228.3, Lower Mississippi River (LMR). The following is recommended based on the current gauge reading:

1. All towing vessels in the vicinity of College Town Light (MM 225 to MM 228.3) are advised to keep flat on the bank and provide a wide berth to deep-draft vessel traffic

This Marine Safety Information Bulletin supersedes Volume XXI, Issue 076, Low Water Safety Advisory: MM 167.5 to MM 303 AHP LMR (12’ and below).

For further information, contact the following:
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Coast Guard MSU Baton Rouge Waterways Management: (225) 298-5400 x230
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67